(with Morgan Grant Buchanan)
memoir, autobiography, addiction
Claudia Christian pulls no punches as she reveals her stormy battle against the monster, alcoholism.
Throughout this riveting memoir, the reader goes from page to page hoping and praying for a miracle for Claudia. But none comes until the very last pages of the book.
Inbetween bouts of addictive behaviour, Claudia searches for sobriety through her personal relationship with numerous lovers (some famous, others not so famous); waiting for the phone to ring that would hopefully herald a new role for her to play, one in which she could focus all her energy and attention in order to keep the 'monster' at bay.
Although primarily known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova in Babylon 5, Claudia has also appeared in a score of other motion picture and television productions.
Ultimately, Claudia overcomes her alcoholic demon through what is known as The Sinclair Method and is now a major spokesperson for this alternative, and obviously effective treatment for addiciton to alcohol.
With evocative descriptions of life behind-the-scenes of many of the productions she's been involved with, of her often tumultuous family and personal life, of her alcoholic binges and recoveries, as well as her own humourous and verbal approaches to life -- this book is a must-read not only for fans, but for those who also struggle with an addiction to alcohol.